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The Best Places to Visit in New Jersey

While New Jersey seems to have obtained a reputation for being the “Armpit of America” there’s a reason its official nickname is the Garden State. When you have the opportunity to step foot outside the confines of heavily traveled Newark Airport, there’s a whole lush and unique state ripe for adventures. Below are some of the best places to visit in New Jersey!

Delaware Water Gap

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area spans across the northwest edge of New Jersey and the eastern edge of Pennsylvania. It’s officially managed by the National Parks Service and provides plenty of places to explore outside. There’s the opportunity for hiking, grilling, picnicking, hunting, camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and of course learning history. One of the best hikes with amazing views is the Mount Tammany Trail.

Cape May

Cape May is perhaps the quaintest, most architecturally historic beach town in the entire state. By spending a few moments there you will notice a Victorian-era aesthetic that is rather uncommon throughout the rest of New Jersey. Cape May offers beaches, history, unique shopping, dining, and more. If you are at all intrigued by history, there is a shored-up World War 2 Bunker on the beach, as well as a lookout tower from the same era. If you want food, restaurants like the Lobster House have been providing great seafood for years now. In between the beaches and food, the Washington Street Mall is an awesome place to walk and browse, though it can be hard to find parking in the busy months.


Princeton is one of the oldest towns in New Jersey, predating the Revolutionary War. It has shops, galleries, history, museums, and plenty of recreational activities. For those interested in the Revolutionary War, there is the Princeton Battlefield State Park, where George Washington surprised and defeated the British. If you’re more of an outdoorsman, you can find nature trails to hike and some riverways to canoe. The Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve trail is one of these great spots, which provides a 2.3 miles trail around a beautiful lake. If arts are more your thing, you can visit the nearby Grounds for Sculpture, or enjoy the Morven Museum and Garden that’s within walking distance of Princeton University.

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